Verification of the One-Way Clutch Race Stress Equation 960723

One-way clutch performance is dependent on its mating races. If a race fails, the clutch fails. Accurate structural analysis of the race is necessary to expedite the clutch system design. Several equations are available for this purpose. Sauzedde [1] presented hoop stress equations for the outer race based on the work of Timoshenko [2]. The objective of this work is to verify the results of these stress equations. This will be accomplished by comparing the stress results from a series of finite element analysis models to the results of the equations. Good agreement between the two methods has been found.


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